Today’s show is part of our regular writer’s series where I talk to writers about their community, practise and what it is about their particular story that makes them write in the first place.
Liz Coward began her professional life as a solicitor and then studied for an MA in screenwriting. She is now a freelance writer and speaker whose work has been broadcast on the BBC and whose scripts have been produced and performed. In April 2017, Liz’s first book, Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940 -1946, was published by Sabrestorm Publishing. It was subsequently featured on TV, radio and in the press. Most recently, the book’s star, William Earl, appeared in the documentary, Gary Lineker: My Grandad’s War for the BBC.
We start are conversation around the theme of change and metamorphosis. Exploring how William Earl became a soldier and how Liz became a writer. Liz explains how her own experience of mental illness was the catalyst for her writing and for her philosophy on life.
Liz covers authenticity, exposure of self, inner strength and overcoming stigma. She also talks about what she is looking for in a community and how good quality feedback is a crucial part of the writing process.
We end our conversation by celebrating William Earl who is 105 and still living his life to the full.
A huge thank you for listening and wishing you all some of William and Liz’s vitality, wisdom and the ability to overcome diversity.
You can learn more about Liz here – https://www.lizcoward.com/
The Society of Women Writers and Journalists: https://www.swwj.co.uk/
ANZA Writers Group: https://anza.org.sg/groups/writers-group/#!event-register/2020/1/1/join-writers-group-2020
AWA Writers’ Group: https://awasingapore.org/Content.aspx?cid=61
If you would like to purchase a signed copy of Blood and Bandages you can contact Liz or buy here: